Game 5 tips off on October 4th.
Sunday night, the Minnesota Lynx pushed out a victory in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals, forcing the series into a winner-take-all Game 5 match to take place on Wednesday [October 4th].
Before a crowd that included the likes of Anthony Anderson, Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti, Vivica A. Fox, and former WNBA player Tina Thompson, it was Sylvia Fowles who would lead Minnesota to an ultimate victory, dropping off 22 points and keeping the squad in the running for their fourth championship win in seven year. Following closely behind were Rebekkah Brunson with 18 points and 13 rebounds, and 15 points and eight rebounds from Maya Moore. Ultimately, it was the rebounding power of the Lynx that led to theur control of the scoreboard for a win of 80-68.
"We had our backs up against the ropes,'' Fowles said. "We knew it would be tough. But we came out swinging. We gave all we had to give.''
This was the second year in a row that the Lynx found themselves down 2-1 against the Sparks before pushing it to a decisive Game 5 for the crown, taken by the Sparks in 2016.
“I just love the way we competed for 40 minutes," said Maya Moore. "Everybody was really locked in and trying to be the aggressor the whole time. We didn't play a perfect game, but did enough to beat a really good Sparks team on the road."
For Game 5, the Sparks will travel to Minnesota as they try to take the title on the Lynx home court.
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